I absolutely agree! I don’t post often — most of the time I find I’ve come in after there are lots of comments and I don’t feel like I have a new perspective to share — but reading everybody’s comments and interacting is so cathartic. I’ve asked for advice and the feedback was really great. Sometimes it’s just nice to feel like there’s a little cheering section for you, and I feel like that’s what DW is, if that makes sense.
@MissyC I feel the same way. Many times I do not add comments if I feel I am just going to repeat what someone else said, or if I don’t have anything unique or helpful to add. But you do learn a lot by reading other’s experiences. The advice here is always helpful and thoughtful. Like a friend I never had.
Agreed! I wish I’d known about DW in 2011 when I was going through my first big, painful, long, messy breakup. I think I’d have had so much more insight and handled things better. It’s a shame I didn’t, but having cringe-worthy anecdotes to share with others on here in the hopes that they won’t repeat my mistakes is better than nothing, I guess… 😉 That aside, I think this a community that I’ve learned a lot from — about myself, people in general, compassion, etc. i hope I’m just a leetle bit wiser and more thoughtful thanks to the time I spend on here.
Yea this place is really great as a sounding board, no one will pull any punches but what’s said is always done from a desire to help and is usually pretty compassionate. I’m really grateful I stumbled across this place myself and reading all the varying opinions has really helped me along the way, so thank you!
Aw, this thread is great—add me to the chorus of grateful people who’ve found & stuck with this site. This is the first online community I’ve ever really joined into, & I’m so glad that I did. Everyone is so helpful & inspiring…at a time in my life where I feel kind of humdrum stagnant-y, at least I can say my mind and heart have grown, largely thanks to the voices here. As corny as it sounds, haha. I love all you guys 🙂
Wendy’s site has definitely made me a more compassionate person and I’ve learned an absurd amount of life information on here. I’ll echo the rest…I can’t imagine how different my life had been if DW existed years ago. My mind would be blown if I stop and really think of how different it would be. I can’t wait to share DW with my daughter when she hits the teen years.
I have written in for advice. Once when the site started, and I was going through probably one of the top 3 hardest times in my life. I really credit Wendy with getting me through that. I felt like I was having the wind sucked out of me 24 hours a day and I finally was able to have some guidance to get me out on the other end of it.
I agree with all of you! I don’t post often for the same reasons mentioned above but I always read and I try to comment if I think I have something new to add. I do wish to comment more…I’ve been reading since the beginning and I do wish something like this sight would have been around a long time before to help me with some things. I think I would’ve learned a lot of things way sooner than it has taken me! But late is better than never…..
Oh boy. If this place had existed 6 years ago when I broke up with my ex of 8 years who meant *everything* to me, I’m sure it would have saved me years, YEARS of emotional turmoil and embarrassment. Seriously… I am over a lot of the hurt of that break up (which was an amicable break up!) but the embarrassment and naivete of my actions still haunt me. I was so oblivious to so many truths that I take for granted as obvious now… partly just from my own trainwreck decisions, but I think partly from hearing just how universal heartbreak is and how we all basically make the exact same mistakes, especially when we’re young. Here’s hoping that if I have to go through a break up again, I’ll make wiser choices and not be such an idiot. I’m sure I’ll be less of an idiot than I was last time anyway.
I haven’t been commenting as much as I used to, but I’m still on DW everyday and I’m so glad it’s here. I don’t know how I’d get through my workday without it. Everyone here was also extremely supportive when my boyfriend’s sister passed away, and I’m so glad I had you guys to turn to.